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Old 26-11-2012, 14:16
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Every time I watch the show and hear Harry South,s brilliant and timeless opening music what I like to do is sing

The Sweeney The Sweeney da ba da da daa da ba da da

The late great Ronnie Hazlelhurst had a habit of working the name of each show into the music any possible way he could
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Old 26-11-2012, 18:37
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My sister's always doing this with 'Loose Women' with the 'BA ba ba' at the end.
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Old 26-11-2012, 20:42
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I remember a comedian doing a joke about the least imaginative theme tunes - he suggested:

Cagney and... Cagney and Lacey.
Cagney and... Cagney and Lacey.
Cagney and... Cagney and... Lacey.

Repeat to fade more or less.
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:21
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Jim''ll Fix It for me and you, Jim'll Fix It for you.

Catchy eh ?
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:26
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My sister's always doing this with 'Loose Women' with the 'BA ba ba' at the end.
I used to do that when I used to watch.
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Old 26-11-2012, 22:46
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There was an excellent programme about Kids TV where Oliver Postgate was talking about "The Clangers".

They showed the show to German TV executives who loved it, but the BBC were concerned about having to re-record the "Swanee whstle" vocal effects.

"But they are speaking in perfect German" was the reply
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Old 27-11-2012, 00:08
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The first one that sprung to mind was the old Batman theme tune.

It actually sounds like people singing "Batman".
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Old 27-11-2012, 04:09
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I recall watching a programme about the making of Who Wants To Be A Millionaire and the theme's composer, thinking himself to be something of a genius, demonstrated how you could sing the title to it, with a big smile, waggling finger and possibly bobbing head. That was cringeworthy.

I think that the theme tune for Emmerdale was composed so that it's original title could be sung along to it.

"Emmerdale Farm
La la la la la la la la la...
Emmerdale Farm
etc"
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Old 27-11-2012, 04:22
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Who wants to be a millonaire does it quite well at the end.
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Old 27-11-2012, 04:32
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Old 27-11-2012, 04:40
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'Allo 'Allo is the one that springs straight to mind. The accordion playing makes it sound like someone is actually saying the title. Actually, it sounds so much like it in my mind now, I can't remember if someone does actually sing on either the opening or closing credits. I'm sure they don't. And rather than checking on YouTube, I'm confident enough in posting this...!
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Old 27-11-2012, 04:57
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The instrumental opening credit of Blackadder II, Blackadder The Third and Blackadder Goes Forth also contain the part of the tune that makes you sing "Black-add-er" in your mind!
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Old 27-11-2012, 07:02
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Last of the Summer Wine. Im sure Ronnie Hazelhurst did this on purpose.
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Old 27-11-2012, 08:15
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The first one that sprung to mind was the old Batman theme tune.

It actually sounds like people singing "Batman".
They were!
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Old 27-11-2012, 09:46
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# Theme From a Summer Place
From a Summer Place
It's the Theme
From a Summer Place
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Old 27-11-2012, 10:29
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I thought that it was a synth?
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Old 27-11-2012, 10:56
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This explains my error.

" Batman Theme", the title song of the 1966 TV series, was composed by Neal Hefti. The song is built around a guitar hook reminiscent of spy film scores and surf music. It has a twelve bar blues progression, using only three chords until the coda. The eleven cries of "Batman!" are sung by a chorus of four tenors and four sopranos. A long held myth purports, that the chorus is actually a group of horns.rns. Adam West's book also fuels this rumor by claiming the chorus is instrumental, not vocal. However, Neal He

Hefti, the writer of the theme, stated that the chorus was made up of eight singers, one of whom jokingly wrote on his part, "word and music by Neal Hefti". Neal Hefti". TV's Biggest Hits published in 1996, focuscuses exclusively on TV theme songs, and includes an interview with Hefti about the creation of the Batman theme song. According to Burlingame, the song consisted of "bass guitar, low brass and percussion to create a driving rhythm, while an eight-voice chorus sings 'Batman!' in harmony[ 2] with the trumpets."[ 2] with the trumpets."

I was told, in the seventies, that it was a synth. I'm really disappointed that it is actually people.
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Old 27-11-2012, 11:40
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THIS
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Old 27-11-2012, 11:59
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I know this isnt on topic with the shows name etc but ever since i saw an episode of alan carrs chatty man where he played the eastenders theme tune whilst singing the line "anyone can fall in love do do do" i cant watch eastenders without singing that line in my head!
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:28
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Surprised nobody has mentioned Morse yet
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Old 27-11-2012, 12:58
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The theme to Some Mothers Do 'Ave 'Em has the title played on a piccolo spelt out in morse code.
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Old 27-11-2012, 14:00
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The first 8 series of Roseanne had an instrumental theme and by season 9 they had come up with lyrics which matched the instrumental version.
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:33
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da da
That came straight to mind for me!

When I was little I rather annoyingly used to sing
DoctorWhoDoctorWhoDoctorWhoDoctorWho
DoctorWhoDoctorWhoDoctorWhoDoctorWhooooooooo-oooooooooooooooooo whoooooooooo-oooooooo etc
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:35
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Off topic, but when students started doing that stupid dance to the Blockbusters closing credits I just wanted to kick their teeth in.
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Old 27-11-2012, 16:42
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My dad used to sing along to the Bergerac theme tune actually, now I think about it.
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